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Black Wolves (The Black Wolves trilogy book 1) by Kate Elliott (book review).

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black Wolves (The Black Wolves trilogy book 1) by Kate Elliott (book review).

‘Black Wolves’ is the first book in ‘The Black Wolves’ trilogy, set in the same world as another trilogy of Kate Elliott’s called ‘Crossroads’. ‘Black Wolves’ can be read without reading the previous books, having said that, there are quite a few characters that are introduced in this book that have a larger role in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2016, Volume 131 # 726 (magazine review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2016, Volume 131 # 726 (magazine review).

The mid-year issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ provides plenty of options for reading material, including an alt-history novella, three fantastical novelettes, six short stories of various denominations, an SF poem and six columns of mixed regularity. All of this is introduced by an arresting cover image, provided by Mondolithic Studios, of […]

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Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It seems as if big screen dueling cinematic fairy tales are the trend within the last few years at the box office. Back in 2012 movie audiences were bombarded by the ‘Snow White’ avalanche when filmmaker Rupert Sanders’s ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ had the share the releasing spotlight with director Tarsem Singh’s ‘Mirror Mirror’, although Singh’s whimsical narrative had […]

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Decade 1: The Best Of Albedo One Paperback edited by John Kenny (book review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Decade 1: The Best Of Albedo One Paperback edited by John Kenny (book review).

What a mixed bag of goodies ‘Albedo One’ served up in its first decade! This little Irish magazine is rather like the Canadian ‘On Spec’ in that it doesn’t pay professional rates but still gets professional quality stories. Mind you, some of them are definitely weird. I’ll do those first and then get on to […]

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Of Sand & Malice Made (The Song Of Shattered Sands Series) 0.5 by Bradley Beaulieu (book review).

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Of Sand & Malice Made (The Song Of Shattered Sands Series) 0.5 by Bradley Beaulieu (book review).

‘Of Sand & Malice Made’ is the prequel to ‘Twelve Kings Of Sharakhai’, where we get to follow Çeda and see her story prior to book 1 in the series. This book is a set of three short stories, all related to each other in which Çeda manages to cross paths with a particularly nasty […]

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Trolls (trailer).

September 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Trolls (trailer).

Trolls? No, not the sort of imbecile who does drive-by wind-up comments on your blog or Facebook, but the other sort. Real trolls. DreamWorks’ Trolls is an animated fantasy comedy movie for the kiddies, in fact. Here’s the film’s blurb … Known for their crazy, colourful, and magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous […]

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Dodger’s Guide To London by Terry Pratchett (book review).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dodger’s Guide To London by Terry Pratchett (book review).

By way of an accompaniment to Terry Pratchett’s comic novel ‘Dodger’, this little book, ‘Dodger’s Guide To London’, describes the world of the eponymous guttersnipe from the perspective of those inhabiting the lower echelons of Victorian society. As such, it’s part-history book, part-literary guidebook, Pratchett’s fictional interpretation of nineteenth century London freely mixing actual historical […]

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Gods Of Nabban (book 3) by K.V. Johansen (book review).

September 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gods Of Nabban (book 3) by K.V. Johansen (book review).

The idea of a god and an assassin traveling together is what enticed me to request ‘Gods Of Nabban’ by K.V. Johansen from publisher, Pyr. The unlikely pairing alone promises a good read, but there’s more. These two have a long and torturous history. One is a fugitive slave and the other was formerly possessed […]

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Gene Wilder, best Wonka ever, dies aged 83.

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gene Wilder, best Wonka ever, dies aged 83.

Goodbye Willy Wonka. Actor Gene Wilder has sadly passed away at the age of 83 from Alzheimer’s disease (Gene was his stage name: he was actually born Jerome Silberman). Gene’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman passed on the news to us. Gene’s first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers for which […]

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The Native Star by M.K. Hobson (book review)

August 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Native Star by M.K. Hobson  (book review)

Emily Edwards lives with her father in the American mid-west in a tiny backwater called Lost Pine. She has inherited the family trade of magic, casting spells and divinations to help the local community. Her magic is earthy, skilful but she is being out competed by the craze for new mail order magic which is […]

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